- 6-8 / 203 cms
- 225 lbs / 102
- Northside High School ‘16
- Washington, N.C.
USA Basketball Notes
- Was unable to attend the May 20-June 1, 2013, USA Developmental National Team training camp.
- Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
- Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School Honors
- 2013 MaxPreps Freshman All-American third team.
- 2013 Washington Daily News All-Area first team.
- 2013 All-Four Rivers Conference first team.
- WITN TV Player of the Week (12/6/12).
- 2012 Washington Daily News All-Area honorable mention for football.
High School Notes
- Attends Northside High School (N.C.), where as a freshman in 2012-13 he helped the Panthers to a 15-9 record; started all 24 games and averaged 17.8 ppg., a Four Rivers Conference-best 19.8 rpg., as well as 3.1 apg. and 4.3 bpg.
- Best game came against South Creek High School (N.C.), when he had 27 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots.
- Also plays wide receiver and defensive end on his school’s football team and has thought about playing it in college.
- Born on July 18, 1997.
- Son of Marilyn Blount.
- Cousin of Bruce Peartree, who played basketball at East Carolina University, and Avery Oden, who played at Shaw University.
- Started playing basketball three years ago (2010).
- Nickname is Bam Bam.
- Twitter handle is @EdriceAdebayo.
The Inside Scoop
- One of his top memories from the 2012 Olympics was how everone on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team competed, got along really well and won the gold medal.
- Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: Kobe Bryant, because of his “leadership and determination to win.”
- Plans on majoring in: science.
- If he could drive anything, it would be: a Buick LaCrosse.
- Top five movies of all time: Step Brothers, Final Destination 5, Halloween, Scary Movie and He Got Game.
- Favorite sports magazine: Sports Illustrated.
- Pregame meal: Spaghetti.
- Favorite app: Ninja Jump.
- Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
- Favorite class: science.
- Favorite basketball player of all time: Kevin Garnett.
- Favorite team: Los Angeles Lakers.
- Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
- Most played song on his iPod: “Started from the Bottom” by Drake.
- Best player ever faced: Rodney Purvis.
- Most impressive person ever met: Penny Hardway, he’s a “smooth individual.”
- Would compare his game to: Kevin Garnett.
- This ambidexterous player wears No. 24 because: that’s what Kobe Bryant wears.
- Away from the court, enjoys: working out.
- Most people don’t know: he is a kind-hearted person.
- Superstitions: never put a hat on the bed.
- Has never traveled outside the United States.